Plan Your Visit
This Cathedral was built as an offering to God by the monks who lived here. The music and worship that have been practised here ever since are a continuation of that offering. This is a very special place and we hope you find it a source of blessing, wonder and inspiration.
Visitor Opening Hours & Tickets
Monday to Saturday:
Visitor charges apply between 10am and 4pm
Visitor charges apply between Noon and 3pm
Please check any changes to opening hours before you visit.
We kindly request that Visitor Tickets are booked in advance.
Services take place Mondays - Saturdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 4pm – everyone is welcome to attend.
Guided Tour Tickets
You can add to your visit with one of our popular Cathedral Tours.
New for 2023 - Etheldreda 1350 Tours - Journey through the incredible life and legacy of our founding Saint and Saxon Queen, St Etheldreda in this special anniversary year tour.
For more information, please visit our Tickets and Tours page.
Ely is located in the east of England, just 12 miles north of Cambridge, and is easily accessible by public transport and by car.
By public transport
Ely has many direct rail and bus connections and Ely Cathedral is a 10 minute walk from the railway station.
Main road routes serving Ely include the A10 and A142 (linking with the M11, A1 and A14). Car parking is free of charge in the city centre. Ely Cathedral's post code is CB7 4DL.
Octagon Tower Tours
Acknowledged as one of the wonders of medieval engineering, this incredible structure, suspended high over the centre of the Cathedral is considered the jewel in the Cathedral crown.
Crown and Coronation
6 - 10 February 2024
A spectacular, immersive, light and sound show by Luxmuralis.
West Tower Tours
Climb the 288 steps to the top of the West Tower for stunning views over the city and the surrounding fens.
The Stained Glass Museum
The Stained Glass Museum within Ely Cathedral offers a unique insight into the fascinating history of stained glass.